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A Caribbean Mystery (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Drama  -  22 October 1983 (USA)
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While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

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Aging Major Palgrave, an idiosyncratic but charming mystery writer, reveals to Miss Marple that one of the guests at a luxurious Caribbean resort they're staying at is a Bluebeard-type wife murderer. Unfortunately, the Major succumbs to an apparently accidental overdose of alcohol and blood pressure medication before revealing the killer's identity. When it's discovered that the medicine belonged to another guest and the revealing photograph the Major was carrying is missing, Miss Marple realizes that the serial killer has struck again and more murders will follow. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Agatha Christie's A Caribbean Mystery  »

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The last film role of Maurice Evans. See more »

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A few things good, a few things bad, overall a pleasant enough time filler
24 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I did like this adaptation on the whole, but if I were to be honest, I prefer the Joan Hickson version, which I found more somewhat better paced and more stylish. But I will say it is a marginal improvement on the Helen Hayes version of They Do It With Mirrors. Overall, this is a pleasant enough time filler, however there are things wrong with it; the pacing has a tendency to become too sluggish, the events leading up to the final solution were rushed, the direction was too leisurely and one or two scenes and parts of the script came across as rather goofy. That said though, it sticks reasonably to the original story, updating it along the way. Helen Hayes makes for a rather cute Miss Marple, the soundtrack was good, the locations were very nice. Out of the supporting performances the standout, like a previous reviewer has mentioned, is Season Hubley as Molly, she was stunning. All in all, decent and pleasant, but not as good as the Hickson adaptation. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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